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and legacy. >>> battleground: florida. president obama and mitt romney getting set to face off here in the sunshe state tomorrow in their final debate. the polls show a razor tight race with voters here potentially holding the key to the white house. we're live in tampa on the front lines. >>> and too young -- a startling new documentary shines a light on how young girls are influenced sexually by pop culture and social media. why you may want to keep a closer eye on what your kids are watching. "today," sunday, october 21st, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today" decision 2012. battleground: florida with lester holt live from tampa, florida, and jenna wolfe, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to a special edition of "today" on a sunday morning. i'm lester holt reporting from the university of tampa, our first stop in a tour of the three key battleground states in this year's presidential election. we'll be doing this the next few weekends. my colleague, jenna wolfe is back in studio 1a. jenna, good morning,
votes and as of now it seems to be anybody's race. the new "washington post" poll shows president obama in the lead by four points but a fox news poll conducted last week has mitt romney ahead by two. keep in mind both leads are within the margins of error. in the past three elections voters here in virginia have picked the winning candidate so it's clear the road to 1600 pennsylvania avenue may run straight through the state of virginia. it wasn't all that long ago that virginia was better known for its civil war battlegrounds than its political ones. for ten straight presidential elections the republican candidate came out on top, but then in 2008, virginia voters went for barack obama. >> virginia! >>t was interesting because he kind of road tde the wave and h swayed a lot of districts that had been traditionally republican. >> while the 2008 vote here closely mirrored the rest of the country, virginia has actually fared better economically. its unemployment rate is below the national average from its fast growing washington, d.c., suburbs to the huge military presence around norfolk
-halloween hit. al is live in florida. >>> the battleground. with 11 days until the election president obama and governor romney step up their messages to voters in ohio while the fbi investigates a case of alleged voter fraud and intimidation in another key swing state. >>> and where in the world is matt lauer? for the first time ever, he is late for work, but there's a good reason why today, friday, october 26th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a freaky friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie, and i have to say this is a very unusual way to start the show. there's no matt, but apparently he is on his way, and i think we do have a camera with him outside. ♪ >> okay. there he is. is that a motorized surf board he's riding in? we'll be asking why does he do this? part of a segment we're doing a little bit later, and a couple of guys are responsible for videos that have more than 24 million hits online. >> so sorry. >> i am so sorry. >> you are late. >> this storm
, president obama fires some schwab barbs while governor romney emphasizes where the two agree. >> in the 1980s or now, calling to ask for their foreign policy back. >> attacking me is not an agenda. >> this morning reaction from both running mates. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan as the campaign enters the two-week sprint to election day today, tuesday, october 23rd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. >> the presidential debates wrapped up with a high-energy performance from president obama. meanwhile, governor romney criticized the president for his foreign policy record over the last four years, and it had a different feel from any of the other two. >> yeah. we have had three very distinct debates. debate season is over. two weeks to election day, but here's how it's all playing out this morning in the papers. the headline in "usa today," obam
with president obama. behind the scenes at rallies and on air force one. this morning, rare access with the countdown to the election now at 12 days. >>> and -- >> mr. malveaux, i want to confirm you understand we are recording this phone conversation. >> one of the d.c. area snipers speaks out about his crimes, insanity, and solitary confinement. >> i wouldn't wish it on anyone. i wouldn't wish this on anyone. >> lee boyd malveaux with surprising revelations and a shocking new allegation in what he says will be his final interview "today," thursday, october 25th, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a busy thursday morning. i'm savannah gurthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer. hurricane sandy made landfall, wind gusts of about 114 miles an hour. >> that storm is being blamed on at least two deaths in the caribbean. and as we said, forecasters are worried about a scenario that could pose big trouble for much of the east coast. al's been studying the latest models, and we'll get to his forecast straight ahead. >>> also ahead, an arr
between president obama and governor romney could not be closer, raising the stakes even higher for tonight's third and final presidential debate. >>> and he walked away. a man steps into the path of an oncoming car. the split-second move that saved his life today, monday, october 22nd, 2012. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today, decision 2012" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome a special split edition of today on this monday morning, debate day, i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. more on those new poll numbers and tonight's final presidential debate here at lynn university in boca raton. they will do that on the stage behind me here, that in just a moment. first, savannah, your heart goes out to the victims of the mass shooting in suburban milwy. the alleged shooter now identified as 45-year-old radcliffe haughton. police say he opened fire at a busy salon on sunday morning, killing three people and wounding four others. he then turned the gun
in with you in a while. >>> president obama is back in washington this morning after a whirlwind campaign tour as governor romney heads to iowa and the biggest battleground state ohio. chuck todd is in cincinnati this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, matt. you could be forgiven if you thought barack obama and mitt romney were running for the presidency of ohio. they have been here a lot, were here a lot yesterday because both campaigns believe this state is that critical to their prospects in 11 days. president obama wrapped up a 48 hour eight state battleground blitz in ohio, and with a hoarse voice questioned his opponent's trustworthiness. >> there's no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. trust matters. you know what, ohio, after all these years, you now know me. you know that i mean what i say. >> reporter: at almost exactly the same moment 150 miles west, mitt romney took the stage in defiance, ohio, and borrowing a page from president obama's 2008 play book called himself the candidate of change. >> this is a time when america faces big chall
days to go with the race for the white house in the final stretch. president obama and mitt romney crisscross the country, hitting key battleground states. but will sandy put a damper on their campaigning? >>> and he's bringing sorry back. just a week after he said i do, justin timberlake is saying "i apologize" to his fans. we'll tell you why. today is saturday, october 27th, 2012. >> from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and andrea canning. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm andrea canning. so happy to be here. thank you for having me. >> great to have you. you brought your umbrella, boots and maybe a boat. >> it's a big weekend. i love how you tell me you'll be living on granola bars the next few days. >> i'm in the middle of it. they say stock up on supplies. this could be a bad one. all eyes on this storm. >> all eyes on tropical storm sandy this morning as it slowly makes its way up the east coast. >> it was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm. right now it's
england could be in its track. >>> closing strategies. president obama and governor country with just 13 days to go until the election, but how will a rough day on wall street impact the mood of undecided voters on main street? >>> and pretty in pink. a first look at justin timberlake and jessica biel's wedding as the couple opens up about their magical ceremony today, wednesday, october 24th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. this morning people in jamaica bracing for a direct hit from sandy. >> residents are busy, very busy, boarding up their homes and stocking up on supplies, and depending on where this storm goes it has the potential to cause real problems for southern florida and even parts of the east coast as well. al is going to explain the track of that storm coming up in just a couple of minutes. >> all right. also, we'll talk about a case making headlines for near
heat. new nbc news "thll street journal" poll shows the race between president obama and governor romney could not be closer, raising the stakes even higher for tonight's third and final presidential debate. >>> and they walked away, a man stepped into the path of an oncoming car. the split second move that saved his life. today is monday, october 22nd, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," decision 2012 with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >>> good morning. welcome to a special edition of "today," i am savannah guthrie. >> and i'm willie geist in for matt. more on the new poll numbers and tonight's final presidential debate in boca raton. first, savannah, your heart goes out to the victims of the mass shooting in suburban milwaukee. >> terrible story. the shooter identified as 45-year-old radcliffe hot en. he opened fire at a busy salon sunday morning killing three people, wounding four others. he then turned the gun on himself. his wife worked at the spa and had just recently been granted a restraining order ag
president obama for a second term. powell had also endorsed obama back in 2008. on monday, meanwhile, former president bill clinton will campaign together with president obama in three swing states, florida, ohio and virginia. president obama's already hitting those states today. romney is also in ohio today and the republican super pac, meanwhile, has released a new ad that features clint eastwood who warns that america could not survive a second obama term. >>> hurricane sandy's blamed for at least three deaths in the caribbean. sandy made landfall today in southern cuba with heavy rain and winds topping 110 miles per hour. it lashed parts of haiti and jamaica on wednesday. >>> an arrest in the death of jessica ridgeway. 17-year-old austin reed sigg appears in court today in connection with the girl's death. ridgeway disappeared earlier this month while walking to her elementary school. her body was found five days later. officials say sigg will also face charges in the attempted kidnapping of a 22-year-old jogger back in may. >>> a michigan man whose wife's death last month was tied to th
you think won the debate between ann romney and michelle obama last night? >> i have to say michelle obama. she really did a lot better. her speech was more grafted in. you know , more finely well cut more experience as the president's wife as a political figure in the public limelight. just wasn't lot smoother for her, she is just more experienced at this time. >> who do you think won the debate last night between ann romney and michelle obama? >> definitely ann romney. i think she is very classy and wonderful dlachltd. >> anything she said during the debate in particular? >> no i just like how she looks. >> michelle. >> why do you say that? >> because i love her. >> you think she did a better job? >> yeah, absolutely. i mean, she is amazing. she -- yeah. she connected with people. that's what i felt. >> was there anything in particular she said that spoke to you? >> no. in general, i just sauer a little bit of it to tell you honestly, i had something else going on, didn't see the whole debate but i sought personality came out you can the connection came out. she seemed more to the
on the campaign trail for president obama and governor romney. peter alexander is in las vegas this morning on the campaign trail. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. as you noted, a new urgency and accelerated pace, where the campaigns go, their travel plans, say a lot about where they believe the race will be decided. the president just landed in the state of iowa, he's kicking off a 48-hour battleground blitz. he'll also vote in that time in his home state of illinois. romney will visit florida, ohio, and virginia. in his first trip back to colorado since that first debate performance that shifted the course of this race, mitt romney enjoyed a political rocky mountain high tuesday night. >> we're on the home stretch now, and i think the people of colorado are going to get us all the way there, what do you think? >> reporter: and again accused his opponent of unloading an arsenal of attacks, but no solutions. >> day in, day out, there's one attack after another. and attacks on us, that does not make an agenda for the future. >> reporter: in the must-win
on foreign policy. republican challenger myth romney went on the offensive saying president obama should have done more to halt iran's nuclear weapons program. the two did manage to find some common ground, both expressing support for israel and opposing direct u.s. military intervention in syria. meantime today, president obama campaigns in florida and ohio while romney heads west to nevada and colorado. >>> good news for commuters as gas prices are tumbling. on monday the week-over-week price made its biggest drop in nearly four years, and while the average driver will pay 3.66 a gallon at the pump today, aaa expects that that price will drop to as low as 3.25 by thanksgiving. >>> the san francisco giants are head together world series after clinching the national league title in a rainy game seven on monday night. the giants set out defending world series champs the st. louis cardinals 9-0 battling it out throughout a downpour. the giants kick off the series against the detroit tigers tomorrow night in san francisco. >>> the fda is investigating reports of five deaths and one non-fatal hea
. >>> president obama and governor romney are vying for votes in crucial swing states with the president sitting for interviews with local tv stations and governor romney in ohio. the president has a narrow edge 50-47 in the swing state of nevada. >>> police say a new york city nanny used a kitchen knife to kill two young children in her care before stabbing herself. the children's mother had taken her 3-year-old daughter to a swim lesson. then came home to make the grim discovery. the nanny is hospitalized in critical condition. police have not commented on a possible motive. >>> more client names are expected to be released today in the so-called supprostitution r in maine. they are set to release more than 20 alleged johns who hired the zumba instructor for sex. she has pled not guilty in the case. >>> lava is now erupting from two different craters in hawaii. lava could be soon seen from the observation deck. >>> and leave it to the royals to know how to throw a party and prince william's sister-in-law pippa didn't disappoint. she was the center of attention at a book barb for her new party
given the election, we will see plenty of obama and mitt romney impersonators but the most popular costumes remain the traditional ones, the witch and the vampire for adults. the princess and batman for kids. and for pets, the pumpkin. the devil and the ever-popular hot dog costume. >> back across to kathy. >> gentleman from louisville, kentucky where does the name halloween come from? an ancient irish town thought to be haunted, the legend of sleeping hollow by washington irving, mexican day of the dead holiday or all saints day? >> i'm going to go with d, all saints. [ ding ] >> you there go. >> finally have a win. -- winner. >> the name halloween has religious roots because october 31st is the day before of the whole day before the eve of all saints day, october 31st became known as all hallow's eve or, in shortened form, halloween. >> got it. back across to kath. >> this lady from florida. very, very excited to be here today. jack-o-lanterns have traditionally been cared out of all the following except, turnips, apples, beets and pumpkins? >> i would say beets. [ buzzer ] oh, c
are covering as much ground as possible. this is said to be the busiest single day of president obama's bid for re-election as he covers a marathon 5,300 miles today traveling from iowa, to colorado, to ohio. meantime today at cleveland state university, republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan set to urge low-wage voters that they are guaranteed better safety social nets with mitt romney and meanwhile mitt romney is distancing himself from a comment made by indiana senate hopeful richard mourdock who was asked about abortion if a pregnancy results from rape. he answered, quote, even if life begins in that horrible situation of rape that is something god intended to happen. romney's campaign said he disagrees with mourdock's comments, and they do not reflect his views. >>> a preliminary investigation into the massachusetts company at the heart of that deadly meningitis outbreak has found visible fungus, standing water and other cleanliness problems at that facility. the ongoing state investigation into the now shuttered company has governor devalue patrick tightening regulations state
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